I was talking to Rita Hott and a group of HHS kids to get a little bit of insight about their recent trip to Italy and Austria, and it was making me reminisce on my own time abroad in Paris after my freshman year of college.
Personally, I love practical gifts and if they’re given for no particular reason, all the better. The holiday gift season is upon us and it’s time to get moving on the lists.
I heard a story on the radio last week about how an exercise bike commercial caused public outrage. It was reported that the company that makes the bike saw their stock drop 15 percent and lost billions of dollars in market value over the course of 3 days.
So how did we ever get along before we had certain television channels? I've learned so much lately as to why the Bible isn't true and how biblical events didn't happen the way they are recorded by watching television. At least I know that apparently Jesus wasn't who he said he was and that …
I haven’t asked for my roommates’ opinions about my holiday habits. Since said roommates are actually the mice under my sink, the high level of hostility on my end has made it difficult for them to voice any of their complaints. We just really aren’t in a great place right now.
Usually, my Thanksgivings involve me participating in several classic Emma-Around-the-Holidays activities: avoiding cranberry sauce like the plague it is, breaking the cork into the most expensive bottle of wine I can find and trying to contain the excitement that, as soon as Thanksgiving is…
One of my favorite Pentecostal ministers made this comment during a sermon, “The primary reason God made mankind was so that mankind would worship, praise and adore him.” That comment really convicted me. Often times there is so much to do in a day (don’t we all seem to try and cram 25 hours…
Never have our government officials so blatantly acted like a bunch of children who can’t get along. The left won’t play with the right, the right won’t play with the left and the big guy in the middle is gonna take his ball and go home. What a pathetic showing for the rest of the world.
A couple of Saturdays ago I was elbow deep in soapy water when our youngest daughter reminded me I’d promised to take her to our favorite local community arts center for an Art-For-All activity.
Next Thursday many of us will gather around a table with family and friends and celebrate Thanksgiving. It is the time when we pause and give thanks for the bounty we have. For you see, giving thanks is a natural response for the community of faith, not just UMC but many others as well.
I know people get nervous about driving in the city. I get that. There are too many cars, too many pedestrians and too many people honking their horns and shouting expletives out of their windows.
I started to write this week’s article after watching the referees miss numerous calls during a recent college football game. At least, that’s how I saw it. That got me thinking about rules and how hard it is to follow them all the time.
I walked around today and I looked at people; those passing me in the grocery store, driving beside me on the highway, filling my newsfeed, walking by the house, seeing them at church and the post office. I tried to really see them.
This past weekend I snuck back to Fredericksburg to see my family, and while I was there, I decided to take advantage of some comforts of home that I missed during my time so far here in Hampshire County.
As a Christian, a pastor and someone who minored in American History in college (when it was still taught as it happened, not revisionist fiction), I truly believe that our Founding Fathers would be disappointed, as I am, with the attempt in our country to alleviate both God and our Christia…
As we were heading home from a soccer game on Nov. 1, Mariah Carey’s, “All I Want for Christmas is You,” came on the radio. Our teenage daughter and her friend laughed when I insisted we change the channel.
Last week, our son and I heard a story on the radio about how trick-or-treating is a class 4 misdemeanor for anyone over the age of 12 in Virginia’s Hampton Roads.
In the spirit of complete transparency, I’m going to tell you that before now, “the holler” has only ever been the noise that I make when I see, say, a spider on the wall in my bathroom.
It was a bright, balmy day as the Pin Oak CEOS Club journeyed up to LaVale, Md., for their August outing. The ladies attending were Betty, Jo, Jan, Rebecca, Mary Ann, Susie and Linda.
MORGANTOWN — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding grants for projects in 49 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to reduce energy costs for farmers, ag producers and rural-based businesses and institutions.
Since my accident (see “Oz – Don’t forget the scarecrow,” July 31), I’ve been busy reconstructing another Old black truck. Many people believe that I’ve been using the same old Ford service truck for the past 30 years. Really, though, this will be the 3rd in a series of nearly identical OBTs.
“Then Jesus called for the children and said to the disciples, ”Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children. I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.” Luke 18:16
What a hot beginning to the Hampshire County Fair week. When I think of all the efforts of men and beasts, it seems almost impossible to have a successful fair without some glitches.